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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Batesville City Council meets tonight; JP Abbott to appear

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The Batesville City Council will hear from Independence County Justice of the Peace Johnathan Abbott tonight when the council members address new business. Abbott represents District 9 on the Independence County Quorum Court. District 9 is in the Batesville city limits. The information from the...

ALERT: Batesville Chamber warns members of possible scam

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has alerted its members that individuals might be visiting their businesses claiming to be in partnership with county school districts to raise funds. However, the Chamber's alert says the districts are not in partnership with these parties. Read the...

Southside native participating in national young playwrights program

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As he prepares for literally the next stage of his education, Arkansas State University (A-State) theatre major and Southside native David Norris is working from a script he would not have imagined just a few months ago. An A-State senior, Norris is one of only...

Lyon College postponing Arkansas Scottish Festival until later in 2020

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Lyon College is exercising caution for the safety and health of the entire community due to the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by postponing the 41st Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival, the college said in a release. The Scottish Festival was originally scheduled for...

Ozark Gateway’s 2018 visitors guide now available

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The 2018 Ozark Gateway Visitors Guide is now available. The annual publication provides information on attractions and activities in the eight-county Ozark Gateway region which includes:  Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp, and Stone. It will help navigate the region; choose the communities,...

Arkansas weather briefing for Jan. 21

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 Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark Newsline on Arkansas 103.3, 93 KZLE, and other W.R.D. Entertainment radio stations. If you have a news tip or event to promote, email...

Batesville City Council amends parts of zoning code

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The Batesville City Council adopted three ordinances amending the Batesville Zoning Code at its' Monday meeting. One of the ordinances allows the use of a Planned Development (PD). The purposes of this district are to promote flexibility and innovation in the design of large-scale developments,...

Gov. Hutchinson orders closing of state school campuses Tuesday through the spring break in response to COVID-19

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, provided an update on the state's coronavirus (COVID-19) response Sunday afternoon. The governor said four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed since Saturday, bringing the total number of cases...

More sports tourneys coming to area thanks to local partnerships

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The recent announcement that the Southside School District will host three major tournaments for 2018 is one more example of Independence County becoming a destination for regional sporting events, noted the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC). The Arkansas Activites Association (AAA) awarded Southside Schools...

Lyon graduate publishes research in JAMA, featured on CNN

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Dr. Clare Brown (pictured, left), ‘13, was recently interviewed by CNN for her research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (To watch the CNN interview, click here. To read more about the research in the JAMA, click here.) For her doctoral...

Batesville City Council tables proposed resolution to hike trash fees until next meet

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  A proposed resolution to increase fees for trash and garbage pickup service was tabled Monday evening’s Batesville City Council meeting. When the resolution was introduced, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh noted rates had not been increased since 2010. Under the proposed resolution, residential garbage and trash...